How do two “DeadHead” musicians from Western Massachusetts get into the business of making and selling vegetarian marijuana treats?
The answer, for Noelle Pinsonnault and Marc Bode, is passion, frustration, patience and hard work.
“Every day we speculated, discussed, brainstormed and dreamed of one day obtaining a license,” Pinsonnault said in an email.
Last week, the Cannabis Control Commission granted a provisional license to Bodelles Edibles, a Northampton company started by Pinsonnault and Bode, to become a product manufacturer for marijuana products. Bodelles Edibles must still get a final license, then undergo inspections before it can open.
Bodelles Edibles is the third Massachusetts “microbusiness” to get a provisional license, a category reserved for Massachusetts residents that restricts the amount of marijuana a cultivator or manufacturer can work with and halves their licensing fees. The company’s founders hope to become the first microbusiness product manufacturer operating in the state.